View Full Version : Hello all...new to this site

04-19-2008, 09:18 PM
I live in southern Ill. The main lakes I fish are Lake Egypt/ Crab Orchard....Rend Lake(few times a year) and Kinkaid and Cedar rarely.

I work a lot of shift work so do not get out as much as I like. I fish mainly for CRAPPIE in the spring and go all out for BASS after the spawn (crappie). Never have fished in a bass tournament and probably never will. Just enjoy fishing and I don't want to pay to do it.

I have a 1996 16' all aluminum Skeeter all decked out with all the options with a 2005 Yamaha (blew the 96 up).

Before I registered I have been reading the forums for the past couple of weeks and really enjoy what you all have to say.

So, my first fishing report...Went to Crab Orchard on Wed 16 Apr....30 plus miles of wind. Water 56 degrees and very very stained. Used minnows/jigs/and crappie nibblets....caught 3 bass no crappies and nobody was doing much better. This week with the temps rising will be the best it will be all year long on this lake (in my opinion) They are ready and will be in.

I fish a lot by myself since I work a lot of shift work. If anybody wants to join me or needs any info or a place to stay ( I have a 1996 32' JAYCO EAGLE CAMPER in my backyard all plugged in...will not charge a dime) just let me know a week or two in advance.

Take care all. And be safe and let our livewells and iced coolers be full.


04-19-2008, 09:18 PM
Welcome to the best forum in the land!!! Welcome

04-19-2008, 09:25 PM
Welcome aboard from the bluegrass state.

04-19-2008, 10:13 PM
Greetings and Welcome from California .

04-19-2008, 10:35 PM
welcome to great family of fishin fools!

04-20-2008, 05:15 AM
welcome to the forum.

04-20-2008, 06:13 AM
Welcome from Mississippi.

04-20-2008, 06:33 AM
Welcome WXMAN. from Bowling Green KY.

04-20-2008, 06:52 AM

04-20-2008, 07:52 AM
Florida checks in with a "Hello".

04-20-2008, 08:59 AM
Welcome from PA.

04-20-2008, 09:11 AM
NC says welcome. :D

Limb Snagger
04-20-2008, 10:32 AM
Welcome from Baizetown, KY. Glad to have ya.

04-20-2008, 10:51 AM
Welcome from TX.

04-20-2008, 01:37 PM
Nice to have you aboard.

04-20-2008, 02:41 PM
welcome from Lexington, NC

04-20-2008, 04:03 PM
welcome to the board from S.C.

04-20-2008, 04:28 PM
Welcome from the Ross Barnett area !

04-20-2008, 04:29 PM
My wife just reminded me, You should also try " east fork lake ". Located in Olney IL. She was raised on the lake with her dad fishing for crappie.

04-20-2008, 04:45 PM
17873 From Toledo Bend Texas!

04-20-2008, 05:38 PM
Welcome from Virginia.